Master-Online Studies
MBA - E-Sports Management

90 ECTS German

Gaming as an event: In E-Sports Management, you turn gamers into champions!

Online Studies

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E-sports is currently taking off at a rapid pace. Events all over the world impressively show how professional the sporting competition with computer games has become. In Germany, too, the fan community is growing – and, with it, the interest of business and sports associations. Are you passionate about gaming, would you like to support e-sportsmen and women and plan innovative events? Then our MBA - E-Sports Management online study programme is just right for you: It gives you all the industry knowledge and management skills you need to hit the ground running in the e-sports scene.

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Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) 90 ECTS
    German or English
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    18-36 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 401€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    90 ECTS - German
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 153413c

    90 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 153413c
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Availability of elective courses in the MBA E-Sports Management online study programme

In developing our study content, we pursue the goal of meeting the highest level of academic topicality. Therefore, at the start of the MBA E-Sports Management online study programme, the elective courses E-Sports Management and E-Sports Marketing and Event Management are still in development. They will be available from 01.09.2022 in accordance with the semester planning for the curriculum. That means nothing stands in the way of you starting your studies at the earliest possible date!


Your course overview in the MBA - E-Sports Management online study programme

In the MBA - E-Sports Management online study programme, you first dedicate yourself to the business basics that constitute a Master's of Business Administration, including the areas of International Marketing, Strategic Management and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. After you have acquired this basic knowledge, you will dive deeper into the world of e-sports: In the elective modules of E-Sports Management and E-Sports Marketing and Event Management you will deepen your knowledge of the industry and its trend-shaping events. Afterwards, you can work on an exciting topic from the field of e-sports in your Master's thesis. 

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100% Flexible

Flexible, interactive, practically oriented: your online studies

  • Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
  • Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
  • You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
  • Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.

Your professional future in e-sports management

The e-sports market is booming. And like any other sport, it needs professionals who not only do e-sports, but also manage them. Excellent career prospects await you in the management of athletes and events. After graduation, you will be able to work, for example, as a(n) ...

E-Sports Manager Media & Community Management

As an e-sports manager in the media and community sector, you look for creative measures to reach the target audience and retain them in the long term. Among other things, you are responsible for authentic communication in social media, forums, networks and within the e-sports fan community.  

Event Manager E-Sports

Gone are the days when gamers sat at home alone in front of their screens. Today, you have spectacular gaming events that you will plan and implement as an Event Manager in E-Sports. From the concept to cost planning and marketing, you are responsible for ensuring that everything runs smoothly and that event organisers and participants are satisfied. 

Team Manager E-Sports

As a Team Manager, you are responsible for individual players or teams. You accompany your players or your team during the preparation for competitions and events. In addition, you represent your athletes in sponsorship deals and advise them on business transactions. 

Tuition fees

Study model and prices in the online study programme MBA - E-Sports Management

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That's why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our study programmes that offer flexible and longer durations. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time options, your weekly study load is reduced.  

Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We have the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months' notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models: 

Only until 06.10.2022


Duration 18 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

703€ /mtl 739€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

Part-Time I

Duration 24 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

552€ /mtl 579€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

Part-Time II

Duration 36 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

401€ /mtl 419€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following services
  • Free trial phase of four weeks

  • Access to online libraries

  • Personal assistance from lecturers

  • Online campus with innovative study tools

  • Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning

  • Individual study and career coaching

  • Online exams around the clock

  • License for Microsoft Office and Teams

  • Flexible extension of study duration


Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.

Send an email to to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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Entry requirements

We make it possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General Admission requirements
Work experience
Optional English skills
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Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of. 

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